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CHRIS PEARSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Christopher PearsonChris brings strong management skills to Quorum, and has developed extensive commercial relationships within the security industry, since taking the helm in 2006.  In the decade prior, Chris was a management consultant specializing in the commercialization of I.P. and tech start-ups, working primarily with clients of Ernst & Young and KPMG.   Experience in this area has helped Chris focus Quorum on the importance and potential impact of emergent technology in the security sector, both hardware and software.

Before that, Chris had an extensive career in senior sales and marketing management roles covering Australia-Pacific and Asia in the computer and related technology sectors, such as biometrics and film & television post-production systems

Chris holds an MBA from Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Management, and an Australian Security Consultant’s License.  He regularly gives presentations to various industry verticals on latest trends in software and hardware for the security industry, and the Business Case and benefits they can provide.

YVONNE PEARSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR B.Bus(Hons)

Since 2018, Yvonne has operated in the role of Executive Director at Quorum, overseeing governance, Risk Mitigation, and compliance.  Prior to that, Yvonne worked for over 20 years in roles in Australian operations and finances and Global company secretarial and risk management at Ramsay Health Care, a publicly-listed global healthcare company, based at their Sydney H.Q..  Her experience across the areas of operations, finance, legal, and risk management gives Yvonne invaluable experience and insights, which assist greatly in her role with Quorum.

Yvonne is originally from Adelaide, where she achieved a Bachelor of Business (Honours). She was a Justice of the Peace in NSW, Australia for almost 20 years. She enjoys watching basketball, baseball and rugby union, and particularly enjoys beating her husband at golf!

COLIN OTLEY

GENERAL MANAGER

Colin migrated to Australia with his family in 2007, and immediately took up an operational role with Quorum. Since that time, he has progressed through the ranks to become General Manager in 2015. Previously, Colin held senior management roles in the transport industry in the UK, and served with the British Armed Forces in overseas postings for 7 years.

Colin’s ability to communicate effectively and easily at all levels, and gain the trust and respect of all our stakeholders, is critical to creating win-win outcomes for our staff and clients alike.  His knowledge of physical security systems and new trends is extremely good, as he regularly attends major security industry conferences in Europe, USA or Asia every year, to check out the latest products and emerging trends.

Colin has a Diploma in Security & Risk Management and is a licensed Security Consultant.

MARK DEERE-JONES

Head of Advisory Board

Mark Deere JonesMark is head of Quorum’s Advisory Board.  He has over 35 years of executive-level sales and marketing management experience, and a strong track record in achieving corporate objectives and targets. Mark’s career includes working for US, European and Japanese multinationals, and private and publicly-listed companies in the UK, Australia and Malaysia. It also spans various industries: from digital imaging solutions and healthcare to technology and manufacturing, hardware, software and consulting – across all distribution channels to market. This has provided Mark with the opportunity to work in businesses ranging from start-ups like Malaysia’s Pay TV to managing established organisations in mature markets, such as Panasonic.

Mark’s other passions include his family, playing golf, travel and helping businesses grow and prosper.

MATTHEW BROOKS

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Matt joined Quorum immediately after completing his degree in Mechatronic Engineering at Wollongong University in 2o11. Since that time, Matt has progressed to become our Senior Projects Manager. Matt brings a passion for new technologies and principles, matched with an encyclopaedic knowledge of available systems, to his role.  His software skills are very strong, as he has led Quorum in the commissioning, remote diagnostics and repair of complex software systems.

Matt has worked closely with Quorum’s proprietary iQ software development team, and has successfully installed this platform, as well as other large and technically challenging systems like Facial Recognition in some of Quorum’s largest clients.

Matt has recently completed the prestigious Prince2 Project Management course, which is recognised globally as the best training program for Project Managers.

CHRISTINE HEALY

FINANCE MANAGER

Christine has been the accounting and financial whizz at Quorum since 2011.  She has a direct and forthright manner with all our clients and suppliers, and her word can be trusted totally.  Christine has a photographic memory for almost every detail of our business.  She is extraordinarily gentle and kind, and has a menagerie of pets at her home, including cats, rabbits and a cockatiel – all which must drive her equally-calm partner Alan quietly mad.   Christine loves the ballet and musicals, along with her two lovely grown-up daughters.